Stephanie Duran » Welcome Back To School!

Welcome Back To School!

Welcome to second grade! My name is Stephanie Duran and I will be your child’s teacher this 2022-2023 year. While I may have been a familiar face in the building as a substitute last year, this will be my first official year teaching 2nd grade at School #4 and I could not be more excited! We have so much to look forward to this school year. There are lots of new things to learn, new friends to make, and memories to create!

Pick Up and Drop Off Information:

Morning Arrival: 2nd grade students will report to the gym and sit at their designated table each morning. I will come greet the class and bring them upstairs to the classroom at 8:35. Please do not bring students to school before 8:20, there is no one outside to watch them and they will not be admitted into the building prior to this time!


Pick up: Students will be brought outside to the parking lot at 3:15 outside of Door #5. To ensure the students are picked up safely, each child will be given a popsicle stick with their name on it every day. They are not to leave until they hand the popsicle stick back to me and I give them the okay to leave. I realize everyone wants to leave quickly, but my biggest priority is your child’s safety. Please do not pull your child out of the line as we exit the building.



Our Goals For This Year


This year the students are expected to become fluent readers in chapter books. To determine their reading level, they will be tested using DRA, which is a standardized reading test, throughout the year.


Students will also learn to:

  • Find and understand main ideas.
  • Retell what happens in a story including main ideas, details about characters, setting and events.
  • Display independence in selecting their own reading material on their reading level.
  • Make connections to their own background knowledge.
  • Enhance their silent reading skills.



Students will also learn:

  • Understand and use first-person and third-person point of view.
  • Use and understand contractions.
  • Write in complete sentences with appropriate punctuation.
  • Use capital letters correctly.
  • Write stories with a beginning, middle and end.
  • Be able to do basic research from a non-fiction book.
  • Identify spelling and punctuation errors in his/her own writing and correct it.
  • Use context clues to determine the meaning of the new word.


Students will learn:

  • Learn about even and odd numbers.
  • Use tally marks to count by five.
  • Read and make graphs.
  • Write numbers in word form.
  • Add two- and three-digit numbers.
  • Subtract two- and three-digit numbers.
  • Know the order of addition and subtraction operations.
  • Know the addition and subtraction fact families.
  • Start learning multiplication and division fact families.
  • Recognize patterns.
  • Round whole numbers to the nearest 10.
  • Know place value to the thousands.
  • Understand money including coins and bills, counting, adding and subtracting money.
  • Be able to measure length, weight and passage of time.
  • Tell time to the nearest 5 minutes.
  • Recognize two-dimensional geometric figures.
  • Solve word problems.


Social Studies:

Students will learn:

  • About their communities
  • Different regions in their country.
  • Continents
  • Oceans



Students will learn:

  • To make predictions
  • To find patterns in nature
  • About the Earth
  • About natural resources.



Contact Information:

Email: [email protected]

Main Office: 973-532-5014 Ext. 3402

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